PRAYER FOR MOTHERS
Our sovereign gracious loving God and Heavenly Father, we approach your holy throne of grace on behalf of the mothers whom you have entrusted with the care of your most precious little ones. We thank you for creating each mom with a unique combination of gifts and talents. We thank you for the self-sacrifice each mom gives for her children.
We thank you for the gift of time moms give for their kids, whether it’s stay-at-home moms, working moms, and moms who are both. We thank you for the flexibility of moms, for their tirelessness, their perseverance, and their devotion.
Father God, we pray that you give each mom strength and wisdom. Help her to see in every ordinary task the eternal and boundless significance that you place on motherhood. Help her to understand that the most radical, world-changing events may be happening unknowingly in her home. Help her to forgive those who undermine her significance.
We ask you to be the daily bread of tired mothers. We ask you to be their living water. We ask you to be their source of spiritual and physical strength. We pray that the same grace that flowed from God the Father to God the Son to us in salvation will flow from mothers to their children. We pray that each mother rejects perfectionism and instead embraces the goodness of the gospel. We pray the rhythms of repentance and forgiveness shape every home.
Lord God, give each mother a worshipful reverence of you, the Creator and Sustainer of life. Help each mother to rest in the knowledge that they are but stewards of your children and that only the Holy Spirit can produce change into the hearts of each boy and girl. May each mother find rest in you.
Most of all, Lord, on this mother’s day in which we honor mothers, may we love and cherish the special women who have born us, who have nurtured us, and who have prayed for our well-being. May our hearts overflow with gratitude to you, who formed and knitted each of us in a mother’s womb. This we pray in the mighty and most precious name of Jesus Christ, the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. Amen.